Concepts can be really fun and interesting at the same time. We’ve seen tons of third-party concept smartphones being posted all over the internet, like the ‘Sony Shadow’ concept smartphone we’ve covered recently. The designer envisioned this smartphone to sport two displays, one on top of the other, while the top one is actually a slide-out display. It’s certainly and interesting concept, and even though it will probably never become a reality (at least not soon), it’s quite interesting to check out such content. Well, we have yet another concept to share with you, though this time around we’ll talk about software, not hardware, read on.
Google had started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus devices quite recently, and the company won’t announce the next version of Android (8.0) until next year, they’ll probably talk about it during Google I/O 2016. Android 7.0 Nougat is the current-gen Android variant, and it’s pretty much brand new, but an India-based designer decided to take matters into his own hands and actually create a concept design of Android 8.0. If you take a look at the infographic image down below, you’ll get to see the design he envisioned, and there’s also a YouTube video for you to check out below the article. Now, this design actually builds upon Google’s work thus far, and does not exactly step away from Android 7.0 Nougat all that much. The circle home on-screen home button is now replaced with the letter ‘G’, while the designer has also introduced a brand new, customizable lock screen. The designer has also changed the app drawer, you can now see your docked home screen icons when you fire up the app drawer (by swiping from right to left), and the notification shade has been somewhat redesigned as well. If you take a look at the status bar up top, you’ll notice that notifications are now centered, rather than being stacked on the left side.
In any case, this certainly is an interesting design, and as already mentioned, it really isn’t all that different than Android 7.0 Nougat, it keeps some design cues while it comes with a different approach for other design elements. The aforementioned YouTube video, which is embedded down below, will show you all the elements we’ve talked about in this article, so make sure to check it out.